The year 2097
"I'm the last one again?"
"Yes…, but I'm positive you can win this for us!"
"Captain, one is camping at the opposite side of the hallway from where you are, after you turn right from there, there will be one waiting outside the elevator.”
Finally, it's summer break, two months of free time. "I'm home!" I shouted as I flung the wooden door open with joy.
"Hello, Sayako." A familiar voice said from the living room.
I peeked through the living room door to see who was there. It was Hana-Chan."Hana-Chan? Are you okay? When did your fever go away?"
"Calm down, I'm fine, my fever went away yesterday but my older brother told me to stay home in case it came back, I couldn't go to school but I could come here, weird."
"I see, you had me worried there." ‘-about the cold and the fact that someone was in my house…’ Who gets sick on the first day of summer break in the first place. "Ah one more thing, why are you in my house…?"
"Heehee to see you, of course ."
I was confused as I sat on the couch on the opposite side of the one Hana-chan was sitting on."Uh um ah to.. congratulate you for.. completing.. uh the… The second year of high school?" I could tell it was a poor attempt at hiding something.
"Uh, I see.."
'What are they planning?' "Where's mom?"
"Out shopping for food."
'We already have a lot of food.' "What do you wanna do, there's not much to do here since we just recently moved in."
"Ah that's right, I can't believe this slipped my mind, your mom bought us three tickets to that one laser tag place." ‘
"Really? Wait, why three?"
"She got one for Takajou-Kun too since she didn't want someone shady to be our third teammate, and Takajou-Kun has wanted to go there for some time now too. He should already be there so let's get going!"
"Coming- I still need to change!"
"Wow, Hana-Chan, are you sure this is the right one?? It's huge." The place was almost as big as an apartment building, It was protected by an aqua force field that from the looks of it, could disintegrate anything or anyone that shouldn't be there
"Yes, let's go, Sayako!"
"Hello, Takajou-Kun!" He was standing in a corner on his phone as he looked toward us and looked shocked to see me.
"Kana-Chan? Long time no see, how are you doing?"
"Yeah, I'm doing great, you?"
"I'm doing fine too, hello, Suzuki-San."
After we finished greeting each other we went to the counter to sign ourselves up. “One game of laser tag please,” Takajou-Kun said as both I and Hana-chan stood behind him.
“We need your name, and your ticket.”
We each filled out the form separately and started heading off to the prep room. It had all sorts of things, three tablets on one side of the room, and three…
“..Hana-chan, what is this?” I said as I pointed toward a small glowing white target looking circle in the cases on the pillars on the opposite side of the room from the tablets
“It's the uniform.” She replied with a smile that indicated she knew I was gonna be surprised, which I was! She continued with the same expression “Hold it up to your stomach and press it.”
It started to grow and turned into a perfectly sized set of armor. I let it do what it was doing and soon my whole body was equipped with what looked like a white and gray uniform with the glowing circle still there on my stomach. “Uh, is this the armor?”
“Yeah. The enemy will wear the same thing but in different colors, we don't need it but it just adds to the experience, shoot the glowing part and the enemy will be out.”
‘I see, it’s normal laser tag but the tech is on another level’
“And what are these tablets?” I asked with a confused face
“These are what you choose your weapons with, they fire holographic bullets so they won’t hurt you.”
“You can choose whatever weapon you want?” ‘This place is amazing’
“Yeah, just tap the screen and choose your weapon, there are three weapons: a pistol, an AK-47, and a melee knife, since laser tag should be easier at long range, nobody picks the melee knife.”
“Well, I will, since both the pistol and the melee knife are one-handed I can choose both” This was suddenly getting ten times more exciting.
He chuckled as we saw him sitting on a stool in the corner. ‘Hehe, I guess I'm too excited.’